Adena Philips Consulting is a change management and strategy consulting practice that partners with some of the most innovative companies and emerging organizations from startups to corporate companies, and government to non-for profit organizations.


Episodic change is an illusion – an excuse to prepare for the reality of constant change.

At the core of our work is the belief that moments of transition, growth, rupture, or decision points create the optimal conditions for reconnection with our vision and values, and for heightened awareness of our organizational identity. We see change as an opportunity to help organizations and people build on their strengths and become greater versions of themselves.


Our team is dedicated to partnering with our clients to identify opportunities for organizational growth amid change.  We harness our experience with diverse modalities and techniques to achieve goals together:

Strategic Consulting
Workshop Facilitation
Instructional Design

Survey Design
Focus Groups
Impact Assessment

Design Thinking
Innovation Workshops
Communal Process Design

Executive Coaching
Management Training
Communications Advisory



We love helping organizations connect the How and What they do to the Why. Our approach is centered on a clearly articulated vision that drives everything from culture to operations and metrics. We create processes, conduct research, and mobilize teams to align vision to process and resources, and achieve measurable results.

“Adena has the unique gift of being incredibly strategic, focused and results driven while also being attentive to the human process of change, from individual needs to group dynamics.  Her high emotional intelligence helps her quickly earn the trust of those she works with so that they together can focus on the work at hand. She’s a skilled and strong leader without being heavy handed, and expertly facilitates group processes to move decision makers to actionable and confident decisions. Adena is a delight to collaborate with, a real team player, and works at the highest level of excellence in everything that she does.”


– Chief Learning Officer, Digital Strategy Agency



Adena is an organizational consultant and executive coach based in New York. She's passionate about connecting people and organizations to their purpose, and working with organizations that are in transition and asking big questions. Adena has more than a decade of experience working with organizations in industries including; pharmaceuticals, finance, technology, consumer packaged goods, foundations, faith-based organizations, and NYC agencies.  Prior to founding APC, Adena worked in the strategy and operations group at Deloitte Consulting. Adena is on the board of several non-profits in the leadership and policy spaces. She is also a trainer for Resetting the Table, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening dialogue across conflict. She is a noted lecturer and public speaker and loves facilitating and training for local NYC agencies and communal organizations, as well as college campus groups.  


Adena graduated summa cum laude from York University with a BA in Philosophy and Communications and holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business with specializations in Global Business, Strategy, and Leadership & Change.


We've worked with a range of organizations in corporate, public sector, and non-profit spaces:

NYC Economic Development Corporation
UJA Federation of New York
Estee Lauder Companies
NYC Department of Education
United Hatzalah
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
Council of Young Jewish Presidents
PNC Bank
Rand Merchant Bank
B'nai Jeshurun
Waterton Global
Heinz Corporation
Rebecca Taylor
Resetting the Table
Schusterman Foundation
9 Story Media Group


We are based in New York with clients around the world. Contact us to find out how we can work with you in your location.

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